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I am hoping to recruit 1-2 graduate students (MS or PhD), beginning in Summer or Fall 2023. Our group has expertise in river delta channel networks on Earth and Mars, coastal subsidence, the physics of disequilibrium growth, coastal marsh dynamics, fluvial sediment transport, and human modification of river and coastal systems. Possible projects include:
1) The physics of loops in coastal channel networks.
2) Sediment transport in engineered rivers.
We have also found success with students uniting a student’s interest (e.g. Mars, coastal biogeochemistry) with the group’s expertise.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Shaw (shaw84@uark.edu) for more details. In the email, please describe your general scientific interests, relevant course work, as well as a little about yourself. See http://graduate-recruitment.uark.edu/applying/degree-seeking.php for more details on the application process, and http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/geosciences/graduate/index.php for available degree programs in our department.

The application deadline is January 15, 2023. Application materials can be found on the department webpage.

Reconaissance trip to Arkansas River near Pendleton, AR, in 2020.

 

“If we were inhabitants of another element – if the great ocean were our domain, instead of the narrow limits of the land, our difficulties [as geologists] would be considerably lessened; while, on the other hand, there can be little doubt, although the reader may, perhaps, smile at the bare suggestion of such an idea, that an amphibious being, who should possess our faculties, would still more easily arrive at sound theoretical opinions in geology, since he might behold, on the one hand, the decomposition of rocks in the atmosphere, and the transportation of matter by running water; and, on the other, examine the deposition of sediment in the sea, and the imbedding of animal remains in new strata. he might ascertain, by direct observation, the action of a mountain torrent, as well as of a marine current; might compare the products of volcanos on the land with those poured out beneath the waters; and might mark, on the one hand, the growth of the forest, and on the other that of the coral reef.”
 
Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology, vol. 1 (1830)

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